.410's are generally lightweight shotguns that produce little kick, making them a popular choice for beginners, youth, or anyone sensitive to recoil. However, their full choke barrels force them to concentrate the available shot, therefore they require the precision of an expert to be effective at any significant distant. Collectors, historians, enthusiasts, and those recapturing their youth will be captivated by this fascinating recount of the .410. Representing the culmination of 30 years of research, this book catalogs the 125-year developmental history of the .410 shotgun in both the United States and Britain. A mixture of rich images and historical illustrations provide a treasure chest of information valuable to small-bore enthusiasts?both collectors and hunters alike. Coverage includes makers such as Browning, Ithaca, Winchester, Boss, Holland and Holland, Purdey, and others. Plus, all significant gunmakers include detailed listings of production numbers. *Offers definitive historical overview. *Important American and British gunmakers recount their contribution to the .410 bore *Features a glance at multiple perspectives of shotguns?collecting, target and game shooting, and investment. 208 pages, 150 color photos, hardcover, 8.5 x 11 .
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